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Status: Proposed
Type: Real
Size: Medium (101 - 500)

Rev. Robert Jenney

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Newspaper advertisement for return of books: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 22 May 1766, p. 4; 29 May 1766, p. 6; 5 June 1766, p. 5
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 18 December 1766, p. 3; 25 December 1766, p. 4; 8 January 1767, Supplement, p. 1
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser, 18 December 1766
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 45
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Advertisement for return of books text: "ALL Persons indebted to the Subscriber, now living in the Borough of Chester, by either Bond or Note, are requested to make speedy Payment, or otherwise he will be under the disagreeable Necessity of taking such Steps as the Law directs. Also, those who have any Books belonging to the Library of the late Reverend Doctor Jenny; such as Collier's Dictionary, 2 vols. Doctor Hammond on the New-Testament, in Folio, Twelles's Sermons, 2 Vols. or the History of the Bible in Octavo, are desired to deliver them to Doctor Kearsley, near the Coffee-House, and their Compliance will much oblige their humble servant, George Craig."
Advertisement text for sale (Gazette): "LODGED at the Auction Room for Sale, the Library of the late Doctor JENNEY, consisting of History, Divinity, Law, Physic, &c. and a Variety of Classical Authors; the Books may be seen at the Auction Room. | At Five o'Clock, this EVENING, at JUDAH FOULKE and ROGER BOWMAN's AUCTION-ROOM, in Front-street, between Market and Arch-streets, will be sold, a valuable and curious Collection of BOOKS. The late Rev. Robert Jenney's Library is in the Collection. A Variety of Chapman Books by the Quantity, Bibles in Folio and Quarto. The Sale to be continued on Friday, Monday and Tuesday Evenings following."

Only the first portion is repeated on 25 December, 8 January 1767
Advertisement text for sale (Pennsylvania Journal) not located, but presumably similar to the above. McKay describes it thus: "Library; and other property (chapmen's books, by quantity, Bibles, &c.). Foulke. Sold at their auction room, Front Street, between Market and Arch Streets, Philadelphia."
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